LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 18, 2012) Frogdice, an online game developer, conducted a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday to celebrate the expansion of operations at its 1204 Winchester Road headquarters, creating seven new, high-tech, full-time jobs in Lexington.
Gov. Steve Beshear applauded the important milestone in Frogdice’s expansion plans.
“Social media technology and online video games are growing in popularity every day, and Frogdice is an example of how Kentucky can be a prosperous and successful home to companies in this industry,” Beshear said. “We’re thrilled Frogdice is expanding in Lexington and we look forward to a bright future together here in the commonwealth.”
Frogdice plans an expansion in order to produce more online games, which will require more programmers, computer graphic artists, as well as hardware and software licenses. Frogdice’s newest online game is Coin ‘n Carry (www.coinncarry.com), which is a browser-based game that users can play for free.
“We love it here in Lexington, and while expanding Frogdice, we also want to help build a video game development hub rivaling those you see in the southwest, west coast and northeast,” said Michael Hartman, president and CEO of Frogdice.
The project was approved for funding up to $80,000 by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority through the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool. The pool is used to support technology-based companies and projects in the state. Frogdice is using the funding to purchase equipment, software licenses and IP/patent protection as well as make facility upgrades.
“A huge congratulations is in order to Frogdice,” said Bob Quick, CCE, president and CEO of Commerce Lexington. “The company represents a very important industry sector and we’re excited to share their success. The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, including the UK Innovation and Commercialization Center, is proud that Frogdice chose to grow their company right here in Lexington.”
For more information on Frogdice, visit www.frogdice.com.